Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Hayward Hangs With "Jonah Hex"...

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Director Jimmy "Horton Hears A Who" Hayward will make his live-action feature debut with "Jonah Hex," a western based on the DC Comics character.

Actor Josh Brolin is attached to star in the film, which Warner Bros. hopes to put into production in March or April.

The character of 'Hex', known for having the right side of his face disfigured and wearing a Confederate army uniform, was a rough-and-tumble gunslinger and part-time bounty hunter whose adventures always ended in blood.

One incarnation of the comic book series saw the western genre combined with supernatural elements, and it's this aspect that is featured in the script by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.

Hayward began his career as an animator on Canadian TV series "ReBoot" before joining Pixar, working on films "Toy Story," "A Bug's Life," "Toy Story 2," "Monsters, Inc." and "Finding Nemo."

He made his feature directorial debut with 2008's "Horton," which grossed $154.5 million at the domestic box office...